25 Of The World’s Spiciest Foods

Posted by , Updated on January 9, 2024

Do you like spicy food? Do you enjoy living on the wild-side of culinary experimentation? Then you will love these 25 world’s spiciest foods. Have you survived one of these fiery dishes? Let us know in the comments below.

Neua Pad Prik

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This spicy dish is a lot simpler than most of its kind. In cooking Neue Pad Prik, the cook just throws some slices of beef into a pan and seasons them with herbs and shallots, basil and garlic before adding birds-eye chili peppers which serve as its main ingredient. This dish is most famous in Asia, particularly in Thailand and Indonesia.


Sichuan Hot-Pot

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Sichuan Hot-Pot is a popular dish in Mongolian and Chinese countries, but hot-pot dishes in these countries do not even come close to Sichuan. This dish includes a scorching hot broth that is full of garlic, onion and Sichuan peppers mixed with raw pieces of meat and vegetables.


Vindaloo Pork

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Vindaloo pork is a spicy Indian food that involves many spices and strong flavors. Considered as one of the hottest dishes in the world, Vindaloo Pork was first brought to Goa by the Portuguese as a pork preserved in red wine, peppers and garlic, but Indians eventually adopted it and enriched it with curry. What makes it such a spicey meal is its ridiculous amount of Bhut Jolokia, the hottest chili pepper in the world.


Phaal Curry

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Eating something as spicy as Phaal Curry is quite a challenge. Known as the hottest curry in the world, this dish is so spicy that restaurants serving it provide customers who finish a whole bowl of it a certificate of recognition. It contains about 10 different types of peppers, including Bhut Jolokia, the world’s hottest.


Tom Yum

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A sour and spicy soup from Thailand, Tom Yum is gaining popularity today as one of the spiciest dishes in the world. Anyone who tastes it will certainly be turned on to its brilliant aromatic taste as well as its raw heat. It features spicy chicken and seafood, compliments of the Thai Bird’s Eye Chili.


Shrimp Creole

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Shrimp Creole is most popular in Mason-Dixon Line in the United States. This dish is flavored with red and green peppers, tomatoes, shrimp and chicken but its spiced up with the loads of fresh chili and cayenne peppers.


Papa A La Huancaina

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One of the spiciest in the world, Papa a la Hunacaina is a favorite Peruvian dish among spicy food lovers. This salad contains boiled yellow potatoes that are served cold in a creamy Huancaina sauce over herbs such as lettuce and black olives. What makes this salad so spicy is the Amarillo chili pepper in its Hunacaina sauce.


Lo Bok with Sichuan Peppercorns

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Lo Bok with Sichuan Peppercorns is a popular spicy salad from China. This salad is alternately sweet and crunchy but also super spicy thanks to the Bird’s Eye Chili which augments the already fiery and numbing sensation of the Sichuan peppercorn.


Bibimbap with Kimchi

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A spicy dish from South Korea, Bibimbap with kimchi is a dish that includes pickled cabbage and is loaded with garlic, chilies, onion and ginger. In the country, kimchi is normally prepared in heavy clay pots and are buried in the earth to ferment for about a month.


Suicide Chicken Wings

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This all-time favorite chicken wing from the United States is called “suicide” for a reason (it’s freaking hot!) It is typically steeped in a mouth-melting combination of Tabasco sauce, hot pepper flakes and chopped chilies for garnish.


Jerk Chicken-Caribbean

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Jerk Chicken from the Caribbean is not only mouth watering but also fiery. This dish is built around almost all the best Caribbean ingredients and spices, including cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme and garlic.




Wot is a spicy dish from Ethiopia that is very popular among Africans. This dish is among the sub-Saharan African dishes that are known to be the hottest in the world. It is packed with pounds of onions and garlic, ginger and large amounts of ultra-hot berbere, which is a mixture of dried spices and chilies.




Popular among Indonesians, Malaysians and Singaporeans, Otak-Otak is a spicy fish cake that is normally served in a steamed or grilled banana leaf. This dish is spicy because it is packed with dried chilies blended with minced fish, belacan and galangal, a root crop that looks much like ginger but tastes like pepper.


Griot with Sauce Ti-Malice

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A pork shoulder dish from Haiti, Griot is one of the spiciest dishes not just in the region but in the world. This dish is soaked in Haitian hot sauce and included minced bonnet or habanero chili peppers, apple cider vinegar and spicy pickled peppers.


Pad Prik Khing

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A popular dish from Thailand, Pad Prik Khing is made with pork and firm vegetables or seafood. What makes this one of the spiciest in the world is its prik khing curry paste, which is predominantly made of chili ginger. It contains dried red chilies, shrimp paste, onions, garlics and galangal.


Kua Kling Phat Tha Lung

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Kua Kling Phat Tha Lung is a turmeric-laced shredded beef curry dish that is most popular in Thailand. It is currently gaining popularity in Los Angeles, where it is considered as the spiciest food there is. The “heat” of this dish has been described as being “almost unbearable”.


Hell Brined, Smoked and Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings at East Coast Grill

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Known as a dish that is served “with six bombs on the side,” this jerk chicken comes with hot sauce and banana-guave ketchup, scotch bonnet chilies, a gallon of yellow mustard and lots of spices.


Pearl’s Fried Rice

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Pearl’s fried rice is served at Pearl Café in Florissant and is considered as one of the spiciest dishes in the world today. This rice includes kachai peppercorn and lots of spices. Of the 400 people who have embarked on the challenge of trying this rice, only 21 have succeeded.


Korean Suicide Burrito

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Introduced by John’s Snack & Deli in San Francisco, USA, Korean Suicide Burrito is made with Chinese, Mexican and Korean peppers. A blogger who tried this dish once blogged about his harrowing experience saying that he felt like curling up into a fetal position from the intensity of the dish.


Spicy Tuna Rolls

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In Bushido, spicy tuna rolls have gained popularity for being extremely spicy. So spicy in fact, that in a restaurant in Charleston, S.C., this dish has become part of a challenge in which one must eat 10 rolls, but barely anyone has succeeded thus far.


Sambal Oelek

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Most popular in Indonesia, Sambal Oelek is one of the favorite dishes for tourists visiting the country. It is made from various peppers and is used as a rub. However, it can also be eaten and because of its habanero peppers, cayenne peppers, bird’s eye chilies and Spanish peppers, the dish is extremely spicy.


Kimchi Jjigae

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A type of kimchi served in Korea, Kimchi Jjigae contains green onions, garlics, tofu, mushrooms, and lots of red chili peppers. The spiciness of this dish ranges from tolerable to tongue-scorching, and it is served at just below boiling temperatures to give it an all-around sweat-inducing experience.




Cau-Cau or yellow chili pepper is a popular dish from Peru. This is the spiciest version of the tripe and potato stew from its neighboring countries and is a major ingredient used in ceviche and causa rellana dishes.


Huo Guo

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A distinctly spicy dish from China, Huo Guo is a dish that is served hot on the table. This spicy dish is cooked with a broad range of raw ingredients such as beef, fish, tofu and vegetables and gets its spiciness from Sichuan pepper oil.


Sik Sik Wat

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Sik Sik Wat is another Ethiopian mixture made with chili pepper, paprika and fenugreek that spices up chicken and beef stews. This spice is very much similar to red pepper paste and can be served atop a spongy crepe-like pancake known as Injera bread.